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20 June 2018
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  • 2018-06-20 18:30:00 2018-06-20 20:30:00 Europe/London Challenges in managing and organising large transport infrastructure projects in Europe Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Crowne Plaza, Gatwick, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX   Crowne Plaza

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Challenges in managing and organising large transport infrastructure projects in Europe

Crowne Plaza, Gatwick, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX

This is the twelfth annual Alan Webb Memorial Lecture. The Alan Webb Annual lectures were set up by South East Branch to make the ideas and papers of world-stage speakers accessible to professionals in the region.

NETLIPSE is the network for the dissemination of knowledge on the management and organisation of large infrastructure projects in Europe. What started in 2006 as a EU funded research project, defining best practices in the management and organisation of 15 large road, rail and waterways projects in Europe, has developed into a network of clients and project managers, sharing their experiences and challenges in the delivery of their projects. In 2016, the network celebrated its 10 year anniversary, and looked back at the results of the 2006-2008 research. One of the topics reviewed is risk management, comparing current day challenges to those of the past: have we learnt anything?

Pau Lian Staal-Ong is a senior consultant in the audits and evaluations domain with the infrastructure group at AT Osborne, a large consulting organisation in the Netherlands. Pau Lian has a broad experience helping client organisations in the areas of quality, organisation and knowledge management. She works on re-designing project organisations and organisational improvement activities.

Pau Lian regularly conducts audits and evaluations and is lead auditor for the annual national and global IPMA Project Excellence Awards. In addition, she is a trainer in the areas of quality and organisation, the IPMA project excellence assessments and managing complex projects.

She is co-author of various articles and books such as “NETLIPSE: Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in the Management and Organisation of Large Infrastructure Projects” (2008), and “10 Years of Managing Large Infrastructure Projects in Europe” (2016).

Since 2013, Pau Lian has been a member of the IPMA Awards Management Board, and in 2016 was elected member of the Advisory Board of the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Master of Project Management.

In 2005, she was involved in the initiation of NETLIPSE (netlipse.eu), and since 2010, is NETLIPSE Programme Director responsible for the expansion of the European knowledge network of client and sponsor organisations, project managers and researchers.


Alan Webb died of cancer in 2005. He had given his time and his talents generously to the APM in the South East and we are honoured to be able to remember him through these lectures. Alan was a prolific writer and published regular articles for the project management press. His published works continue to be regarded as core texts for the industry, and includes ‘Project Management for Successful Product Innovation’, ‘Project Manager's Guide to Handling Risk’ and ‘Using Earned Value: A Project Manager's Guide’.

This event is suitable for professionals with an advanced level of experience.

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